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highlights of upcoming events at EPOCH communities.

Concerts, book club and art at EPOCH

Providence book clubThis week, we look forward to performances by Sinatra impersonator Chris Jason, GQ & the Lady, and the Limb Shakers during one of our favorite events, “Hot Coffee, Cool Jazz.” We’ll also discuss the book the popular new film “Unbroken” is based on and we’ll learn about the depiction of animals in art. Join us for any or all of these free events. Space is limited and an RSVP is requested.

Art Matters presents ‘Wild and Domestic,’ Jan. 21, 3 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton
190 Mansfield Ave. Norton, MA

Jane Blair, artist and owner of Art Matters, will take attendees on a journey around the world to learn more about humanity’s connection with animals and the way we’ve depicted them in art throughout history. To RSVP, please call 508-285-3355 or register online.  

Better Business Bureau, Alzheimer’s specialist and more at EPOCH

Identity theftThis week at our EPOCH communities, we will offer a dementia support group for family caregivers and a presentation on identity theft by the Better Business Bureau. We’ll also host a concert by the band Over Time and a drumming workshop with percussion expert Pete Sweeney. We welcome you and your loved ones to join us for these free events. We just ask that you RSVP. 

Support group for dementia caregivers, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.
EPOCH Assisted Living on Blackstone Boulevard
353 Blackstone Blvd. Providence, RI

Facilitated by Alzheimer’s and dementia specialist Doreen Putnam, the support group aims to alleviate stress and offer techniques to make caregiving a little easier. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. To RSVP or learn more, please contact Doreen Demers at 401-273-6565.

Music and media at EPOCH

Free music showsAt EPOCH, we’re kicking off the New Year with performances by some of our favorite local musicians, including a cappella group Proof of the Pudding, Brad Ackland and Karèn Tchougourian. We’re also thrilled to welcome broadcast news veteran Betty-Jo Cugini for a discussion about her experience in the industry. Join us for any or all of these free events. Space is limited and an RSVP is requested.

Ring in the New Year at EPOCH

New Year's celebrationsWe’re looking forward to celebrating New Year’s Eve at our communities, and you can bet we’ll ring in the New Year with great parties and live entertainment. For those living in or near Providence, join us for a performance by jazz musician Steve Burke. Or if you live closer to Norton, stop by our party and enjoy music by pianist John Barnett. In Chestnut Hill, residents, staff and guests will celebrate with local musician J.D. Foster. In addition to the celebrations, we’ll also host our monthly book club discussion this week as well as a concert by Ethan Stone. Hope you’ll join us! 

Upcoming events: A little bit of everything

Victorian ChristmasWe have something for everyone this week at EPOCH, from music aficionados to writers to history buffs. First, Aimee Gelinas will lead residents and guests in drumming circle. Then local columnist Rita Watson will offer her expertise in our memoir writing group. Our favorite historical interpreter Patricia Perry will resurrect a good old fashioned Victorian Christmas. The week wraps up with a musical performance by the ever-talented Duane Sullivan. You and your loved ones are welcome to join us for any or all of these free events.